Barriers and Delays in Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Services: Does Gender Matter?

@inproceedings{Yang2014BarriersAD,
  title={Barriers and Delays in Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Services: Does Gender Matter?},
  author={Wei-Teng Yang and Celine R. Gounder and Tokunbo O Akande and Jan-Walter De Neve and Katherine N. McIntire and Aditya Chandrasekhar and Alan de Lima Pereira and Naveen K Gummadi and Santanu Samanta and Amita Gupta},
  booktitle={Tuberculosis research and treatment},
  year={2014}
}
Background. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health problem with known gender-related disparities. We reviewed the quantitative evidence for gender-related differences in accessing TB services from symptom onset to treatment initiation. Methods. Following a systematic review process, we: searched 12 electronic databases; included quantitative studies assessing gender differences in accessing TB diagnostic and treatment services; abstracted data; and assessed study validity. We defined… CONTINUE READING

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